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The Foundation of Light has already helped over 300,000 people in the North East. We’ve done some fantastic work, but we need to be honest and admit we still have some serious problems in our region.
Who cares that a third of adults in our region don’t have the basic skills they need to find a job, or that the North East has the most unemployed 16-24 year-olds in the country?
Who cares that a quarter of ten-year-olds in our region are obese, or that a quarter of adults do absolutely no exercise?
We care. That’s why we’re building the Beacon of Light.
The Beacon of Light will play a huge part in tackling some of our biggest challenges, such as unemployment, poverty, childhood obesity, skills shortage and a lack of confidence in our young people.
We’re already working with leading names who have the expertise to help support more people to learn more, do more and be more, people like Nissan and Accenture to help us tackle unemployment and skills training, and Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food, to provide nutrition education and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Now’s the time for us to come together as a community and tackle our issues head-on. We can’t wait for funding from outside the region, as this simply isn’t coming – we need to help ourselves.
The Beacon of Light construction is well underway but we still need a further £2m to complete and kit out the building to a high standard – we need your help to make this possible. Please click now to donate, and help us build a brighter future for our region.